Hero Challenge 2018

A One day Event based around Bicester


Bicester - Oxfordshire

Welcome to the HERO Challenge, the 2018 event will be based at the Magnolia Park Hotel & Golf Club,  Buckinghamshire – with several test taking place at Bicester Heritage and several other venues, new to this event. The event is ideal for those looking to step up from touring type events, newcomers to the sport or simply those who prefer tulip style navigation.

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Entries will open during Race Retro on Saturday 23rd of February 2018

The HERO Challenge with REIS Insurance in association with HERO Insurance Solutions

Event description

Intermediate difficulty

The HERO Challenge is a Clubman event and is run under a “Closed to Club” status meaning no competition licence is required to enter

For those who have limited time available or prefer an event where straight forward navigation is used the HERO Challenge is an ideal way to begin your adventure into historic regularity rallying. The HERO Challenge has been a firm favorite on the calendar since its inception in 2010

Event Characteristics

Start date


Current entry fee


Length of route

150 miles

(240 km)

Pre-event training

yes, day before

Approximate mileage

150 miles

(240 km)

Vehicle eligibility


(Cars built before this date)

Navigation type

Tulip, with some simple maps

Night sections


Expected Tests


Expected Regularities


HERO Cup coefficient


Navigation is with a tulip style road book. You will need a tripmeter (available here).

There will be no night time driving or complex navigation

The timing will be easy so that the link sections are not too punishing and everyone has time for lunch, coffee & a chat

This event is suitable for those who are new to Regularity Rallying, those who have already done some events, seasoned competitors or crews wishing to shakedown their cars

Vehicle Information

  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards.
  • The cars will be spilt into classes, based on age and cc.
  • HERO continue to generally favour older cars and the route chosen has been planned around cars from the 1960’s but both older and newer cars will feel equally at home.
  • The scoring on the test sections is class based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars.

What is included

  • Entry to the event for a crew of two people
  • Help from the most experienced team in historic rallying
  • Detailed roadbook
  • Mechanical assistance available if required during the event
  • Lunch and a meal at the finish on Saturday 22 nd September
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment halts
  • Extensive awards list


Equipment check-list


Event Documentation

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